Poem: A Day in the Country

Cento (collage poem)

Source Text: The Outdoor Life of Children


a day in the country
off to lonely places
a dream of possible delights
the hot hours of the day
the vastness
the complexity
the mystery of Nature
a wild scamper
divested of garments
a spring shower is a sort of electric bath
nestling in the heather
Earth has a warm bed to offer
bodily vigour
clutches the grass
animal heat
deliciously soothed
by the cool touch of the air
the sights and sounds of the country
every one shall be delightful